Jackrabbit Jingle Balls (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery) by Ann Charles Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

The Morgan Sisters are back at it again, taking readers on a hilarious journey during the holidays as they await their father’s return after leaving their mother in author Ann Charles’s “Jackrabbit Jingle Balls”, a short novella set within the Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery series.


The Synopsis

Holiday Recipe for Madcap Merrymaking in Jackrabbit Junction

Start with a bawdy night sprinkled with tinsel tassels and jingle balls, toss in a missing pair of underwear, and top it all off with plenty of sugary shenanigans. Serve with a side of naughty and nice.

Claire Morgan and her sisters are a tad twitchy. Their father is on his way for their first Christmas in Arizona, but the tidings of joy are few and far between. For one thing, their mother is pissed about her ex-husband flying in to play Santa. For another, their mother is just pissed. Period.

Christmas will never be the same again for the Morgan sisters.

(Note: This is volume 4.7 in the Jackrabbit Junction Mystery series.)

The Review

This was such a fun and humorous read! The author did an amazing job of creating the perfect balance within the atmosphere between tension and charm. The setting plays such a crucial part in the story, allowing readers to feel transported to Jackrabbit Junctions, a town and atmosphere many readers could probably relate to, as well as the holiday hijinks that family gatherings during the holidays often bring, although this book definitely ramps that feeling up to an 11. 

The characters were the focal point of this narrative to be sure. The bond and relationship each sister had not only with one another but with their frayed parents and the people closest to them in life. The rough and tumble lifestyle many of them lead and the hilarious descriptive inert actions they all have on this night of holiday hilarity was so entertaining to read and watch unfold, and the bond of this one-of-a-kind family will have readers laughing immediately.

The Verdict

A memorable, hilarious, and engaging holiday fiction, author Ann Charles’s “Jackrabbit Jingle Balls” is a must-read novella within this unique book series. The holiday setting and quick pace of the story will not only be inviting to readers of all genres, but the fans who have been with the author on this memorable journey into the Jackrabbit Junctions universe from the beginning, and it serves as the perfect companion read leading into the fifth book of the series. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Ann Charles is a USA Today Best-Selling author who writes award-winning mysteries that are splashed with humor, romance, and whatever else sounds fun.

Stay tuned for more new books by Ann coming soon!

Ann has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Western Writers of America. She is currently toiling away on her next book, wishing she was on a Mexican beach with an ice-cold Corona in one hand and a book in the other. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is arm wrestling with her two kids, attempting to seduce her husband, and arguing with her sassy cat. Most nights, you can find her hanging out over at www.anncharles.com, on Facebook as Ann Charles, or as AnnWCharles on Twitter.


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